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Senior Sourdough Baker

Forge Bakehouse
302 Abbeydale Road S7 1FL

Posted: 15/07/2020

Deadline: 09/08/2020

Compensation: Starting at £20,000 dependent on experience

Paid Full-time Permanent


Job description

We are looking for an experienced baker to work alongside our Head Baker to develop our award-winning bread section. Previous professional experience is essential, we hope to find a baker who has 2+ years’ experience in similar sourdough or long-fermented bakeries.

We pride ourselves in the care, knowledge and attention to detail we employ in producing our bakery range. We are looking for someone with an equal passion for fermentation, a desire to continue learning every day, the ability to share their knowledge, ideas and creativity and to be self-motivated to improve.

You will be:

  • in love with all things sourdough
  • detail orientated and a little bit obsessed about refining your techniques, consistency and learning new things
  • an efficient and a clean worker
  • a morning person!
  • able to slot into a team and also motivate yourself for more solo work
  • mindful of ingredient costs and wastage
  • inspired by other parts of the food world and able to bring your inspiration and ideas to work

Duties include:

  • mixing savoury and sweet doughs, sourdough and yeasted
  • hand scaling and shaping all our doughs
  • bake shifts and oven work
  • veg and fruit prep for bread products
  • daily and deep cleaning
  • contributing to the development of new products and processes within the section
  • managing the section in the absence of the Head Baker
  • assisting in the training of new staff and passing on knowledge to our Front of House team so they can speak knowledgably to our customers

Junior bakers are also welcome to apply.

This role is a physical one, with lots of lifting and carrying. You will be on your feet for your 8.5 hour shift (with a break for lunch of course)

Regular shifts start between 4-7am each day, we are open 7 days a week so working days can include part and full weekends. 42 hours per week. Salary is dependent on age and experience, but starts at £19,000+ for over 25s.

Application information

Send your CV and a covering letter to info@forgebakehouse.co.uk telling us why you are the one for us!

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About Forge Bakehouse

We are a sourdough bakery, patisserie and cafe in the heart of Sheffield Antiques Quarter. Our bakers, chefs and baristas make everything from scratch – meaning we know exactly what’s in it. No improvers, no additives. From small bakery, to bigger premises, to opening a cafe – our story has been one of growth. We are a team of 30 serving all day brunch, running monthly evening events, teaching classes and popping up at markets and weekly at Sheffield Train Station.